In March 2019, Google Chrome had nearly 70% of the Global Desktop Internet Browser market share. This means that a lot of people from different countries use this web platform. So you download Google Chrome and launch the browser only to find it in a different language? Or you recently joined the bi-lingual family and want to test your skills in a different language? Whatever section you fall under, this article will take you through the various steps of changing the language on your Google Chrome browser into your desired language.
Before we get into it, note that there are different steps for changing your language once you download Google Chrome. These steps all depend on the different operating systems you are working with. You can also only change the default language of Google Chrome on a windows or chrome book laptop. Other devices automatically show the default system language that is on your computer. But no worries, we have a hack for you!
How to Change the Language in Google Chrome: Windows & Microsoft Users
STEP 1. After you have gotten your Google Chrome free download online, open the web app.
STEP 2. At the top right corner of the app, you will see the three vertical dots menu icon. Click on it, scroll checking the box that says “Display Google Chrome in this language.”
Once you have completed the above steps, searching for and reading results using your Google Chrome browser will be in the language you selected. Easy right? However, you need to know down and select ‘Setting.’ A faster way to get to the setting menu is by typing “chrome://settings/” in the address bar of your Google Chrome browser.
STEP 3. Clicking the setting menu will open up a different window on your Chrome browser.
STEP 4. Scroll to the bottom of this window until you see the advanced drop-down menu. Clicking on this will display additional information.
STEP 5. Another scroll downwards will take you to the section for ‘Language.’
STEP 6. The language menu has two drop-downs; language and spell check. Click on the language drop-down. The drop-down menu contains the language your Google Chrome UI uses, and the language Google Chrome uses for your search result. This section automatically updates to whichever one you change your Google Chrome language UI into. Language isn’t listed, move on to step 7.
STEP 7. Click on the languages section and then click on ‘add languages’
STEP 8. At the add language section, scroll down until you find your desired language. Check the box beside it and then click ‘add.’
STEP 9. Step 8 will display the added language to the bottom of your language list. But, you now have to set the language as your desired language.
STEP 10. You do this by clicking on the menu icon at the right of the language you added, and that whatever language changes you make in your Google Chrome won’t change the language your Gmail and other Google app reads in.
How to Change the Language in Google Chrome: MAC & Linux users
While if you download Google Chrome on your Mac or Linux computer, you can change it using two different approaches.
If you want to change your Chrome language without changing your system language Now, you may be unable to change the language in Chrome for MAC and Linux OS, but you can still change it by going through your Google accounts and then updating your search results to come in your preferred language. Here’s how:
STEP 1. Launch your Google Chrome browser on your MAC or Linux device.
STEP 2. Now, navigate to your Google search bar and search for something, anything. It doesn’t matter what it is. We are trying to get into the search page so that we can access the settings menu.
STEP 3. Once there, click on this menu, you will see it at the top of the page, below the search bar.
STEP 4. It will bring down a drop-down menu, scroll down to the tab languages. It should be the second option on the menu.
STEP 5. A screen will appear with two segments. The first part will ask you what language your Google products should use. Select your preferred language. The second segment will show you the language all your search results should appear on. You don’t need to worry about this segment because it will automatically update to the language you choose for the first segment.
STEP 6. Change your language by clicking the edit button that appears next to your current default search language.
STEP 7. Once done, click the blue save button located at the bottom right of your screen.
STEP 8. Saving your changes will apply them wherever your Google account is signed in.
This process works like a charm, but note that unlike the steps for Windows and Microsoft users, the steps outlined above will in no way affect the language of the settings or menus within your Google Chrome browser.
How to Change Your Chrome Language by Changing Your System Language?
STEP 1. Firstly, close all the tabs on your Google Chrome and then press ‘command + Q’ or Chrome > Quit Google Chrome to close the device completely.
STEP 2. Next, head on to your Apple menu and click system preferences, then, click on language & region icon.
STEP 3. You will see a plus icon at the bottom left of the screen. Click on it to add your preferred language on your Macbook.
STEP 4. This will bring up a list of languages for you to choose from. Pick one and click the add button at the bottom right corner of the screen.
STEP 5. A pop up will come up asking you if you would like to use the selected language as your primary language. Click use language.
STEP 6. Relaunch your Google Chrome, and you will notice everything is now in your preferred language.